Governor Scott announces Vermont Clean Water Week, August 20-26

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott is issuing a proclamation to declare the week of August 20th “Clean Water Week” for the State of Vermont. Vermont businesses, organizations, communities and individuals across the state are taking part in the celebration of Vermont’s waters, and joining the call for action to restore and protect this vital resource.Emily Boedecker, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, explains, “This proclamation gives Vermont the opportunity to take stock of the intrinsic value of our rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands to our economy, our communities and our way of life. While we face difficult challenges to restore clean water in some parts of the state, we are also celebrating this declaration, which demonstrates our resolve to work together for clean water.”Over 90 businesses and organizations have signed up thus far as sponsors of Clean Water Week, offering close to 60 public Clean Water events to celebrate, educate and engage. Events include farm visits, paddling and ecology walks, wastewater and water supply plant tours, rain garden tours and workshops for homeowners, tours by bicycle, and even a few art and cultural heritage events. Check out the exciting events happening in your area at: is external).Boedecker adds, “I am thrilled that so many businesses, agencies, organizations and State Parks have signaled their recognition of the value of Clean Water and their support for our shared goals by participating in Clean Water Week. Events are happening across the state, from Castleton to Craftsbury, Springfield to Waitsfield, Burlington to Barre and Londonderry to Waterbury. Check out the events at our State Parks, including Brighton in Island Pond, Silver Lake in Barnard and Jamaica. These events provide opportunities for everyone to take part in activities that are going on near where they live.”Source: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation 8.15.2017last_img read more

Turner prize

first_imgHis photograph made him ‘look like an undertaker’, but otherwise employment lawyer Gordon Turner (pictured) was happy with the critique of his firm’s new website. He had set Obiter and others a challenge. For every typo or error we found on the new website, he would donate £5 to our charity of choice. Obiter, who has done a bit of proofreading in his time, was able to raise £55 for the Kent-based Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Turner said: ‘I understood the points I was making and this was a good way to make sure that others understood them, too.’ He is now upping the stakes and will donate £10 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for ‘every genuine typo or grammatical error’ that is submitted to him. Visit the website.last_img

Against the Christmas grain

first_imgPOLICE are on the hunt for the town Grinch, who has been put straight at the top of the naughty…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway United match preview v Sligo Rovers

first_imgGalway United began their pre-season friendly campaign with a game against Connacht neighbours Sligo Rovers.United will host The Bit o’Red at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Shane Keegan will take charge of his first game as Galway United manager. New signings Ciaran Nugent, Lee Grace, David Cawley, Gavan Holohan and Ronan Murray are expected to feature against Dave Robertson’s side.United players returned to pre-season training over three weeks ago and Keegan is looking forward to his Eamonn Deacy Park bow.“The players have worked really hard on the training pitch and the gym over the last few weeks. At the end of the day, they’re footballers and they want to play,” he explained.“To keep them working hard, they need to have that reward at the end of the week. If we had another week without a game, we might’ve had a revolt!“We’re really looking forward to getting out and playing against Sligo as a reward for the hours of hard work that they’ve been putting in so far.”Sligo Rovers will provide United’s new look side with a stern test, having already played two pre-season friendlies, but that’s what is required, Keegan insisted.“Sligo will be further along in their team shape development, we’ve only really scratched the surface of that, so we might be lacking a little bit in that respect.“We’ve been working really hard over the last three weeks or so on putting down a base level of conditioning that will stand to us as the season goes on.“That being said, are we going to go out and try and put in a performance and try and win the game? Absolutely,” Keegan remarked.“Sligo will provide us with a tough test and supporters will want us to win, even if it is just a pre-season friendly.“My priority is to get game minutes into players and continuing to build on fitness levels.“I’m really looking forward to it,” he concluded.TEAM NEWSKevin Devaney misses the game due to a family bereavement.Alex Byrne is a big doubt for the game.Ronan Murray and Aaron Conway should play some part after recovering from knocks sustained earlier in the week. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United v Sligo RoversEamonn Deacy Park, GalwayFriday, January 27th, 2017. Kick-off: 7.45pmlast_img read more

Galway Camogie Report

first_imgWe are almost at final stage in all five GalwayCamogie adult championships after last weekend’s action, where 9 semi-finalswere played and 8 were decided upon. Senior St. Thomas will appear in their first Seniorchampionship final in the next few weeks after getting past Eyrecourt in thefirst semi-final in Loughrea on Saturday afternoon.  Goals win matches and it was certainly truein this contest with St. Thomas getting 6 to Eyrecourt’s lone green flag, towin 6-7 to 1-8.  In an epic second semi-final, Sarsfields eventuallyheld sway over their very old rivals Mullagh AET, 2-13 to 1-12. The gameextended to 106 minutes in total play (including injury time), the deadlockbeing finally broken at the start of the second half of extra time withSarsfields’ second goal to put real daylight between the teams.  Normal time had seen both teams at 1-11 each.IntermediateKinvara and Carnmore will meet in the Intermediatefinal with deserved wins over Kiltullagh/Killimordaly and Mountbellew/Moyloughrespectively.  The games were played as adouble-header in Ballinasloe yesterday afternoon.Kinvara 1-8 0-6 Kiltullagh/KillimordalyCarnmore 0-18 1-9 Mountbellew/MoyloughJuniorABallinderreen eventually got the better of LiamMellows in the remaining semi-final played in Lackagh on Saturday morning. Thescore was 3-7 to 4-1 to Ballinderreen for a full 15 minutes of the second halfbut three very late goals from Ballinderreen eventually broke the city club’sresistance and hearts.Ballinderreen now play Bóthar na Trá in the final.JuniorBKilconieron and Na Brideoga (Mayo) played asensational draw in Kilconieron on Sunday morning, 4-6 to 1-15.  They teams could not be separated after 10minutes each way of extra time and will have to replay later this week.  The winners will play Sarsfields who had aneasy victory over St. Thomas yesterday evening in New Inn in front of a verysizeable crowd, 2-11 to 0-6.JuniorB 12-a-sidePortumna and St. Colmans qualified for the 12-a-sidefinal over the weekend.  They had facilevictories over Killimor and Davitts respectively.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Niamh Fahey podcast from Over the Line

first_imgNiamh Fahey podcastprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Liverpool and Ireland soccer star Niamh Fahey joined Gerry and George on Over the Line on Monday night to look back on her career, from growing up in Kilannin and winning an All Ireland ladies football title with Galway to joining Arsenal in 2008 and going on to play with Chelsea, Bordeaux and Liverpool…last_img

NBA: Westbrook’s triple-double fuels Thunder

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH It was his 15th triple-double of the season and his sixth of the campaign to be achieved through only three quarters.READ: NBA: Westbrook back on triple-double trainFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliGoing into Tuesday’s four games, the rest of the league had 18 triple-doubles this season.When he pulled down a rebound in the third quarter to reach double-digits in three statistical categories, he joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to record 30 triple-doubles in a calendar year — that total stretching back to the latter part of last season. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA Robertson remains the only player to average a triple-double over a complete season, which he did in the 1961-62 campaign.Along with Westbrook’s dominance, Oklahoma City out-scored the Heat 58-32 in the paint. Thunder center Enes Kanter of Turkey scored 19 points and big man Steven Adams of New Zealand added 15.The Thunder also had 16-4 advantage in fast-break points and out-rebounded the Heat 46-32.The Heat, playing without injured Goran Dragic, Josh McRoberts and Dion Waiters, were led by Josh Richardson, who matched his career high of 22 points. CBBADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to viruscenter_img MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Russell Westbrook (#0) of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots a foul shot during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 27, 2016, in Miami, Florida. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Russell Westbrook’s 52nd career triple-double powered the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 NBA victory over the Heat in Miami on Tuesday.Westbrook scored 29 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and handed out 11 assists, securing a triple-double with 6:40 to play in the third period.ADVERTISEMENT The king of 2016: LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Cole County deputies search for wanted man

first_imgAuthorities are offering a reward to help find a wanted man.Cole County deputies said 58-year-old Sandy Gallaspie currently has two warrants for his arrest and is also a person of interest in an ongoing missing person case.The Jefferson City Area Crime Stoppers is offering a 500 dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can call 573-659-TIPS.last_img

MI vs KXIP, preview: Mumbai look to end dismal run in IPL 7

first_imgIt has been Mumbai’s batting, more than their bowling, which has caused their slump thus far in the tournament.Title-holders Mumbai Indians would be keen to end their dismal five match losing run, but the task is easier said than done as they will clash against table toppers Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.The stadium was a mini fortress which could not be breached in eight attempts last year as MI went all the way to clinch the title for the first time. With the IPL action shifting to India after the initial phase was held in the UAE, MI would be eager to turn around their floundering fortunes after suffering five straight defeats in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, would be equally earnest to ensure that their five-match winning streak in the UAE is not snapped by last year’s champions.Punjab have batted, bowled and fielded extremely well in the first phase of the T20 League and another victory at the cost of the struggling MI would enhance their last four qualifying hopes which are already bright.It has been Mumbai’s batting, more than their bowling, which has caused their slump thus far in the tournament.MI have tried out a few opening combinations and failed miserably with captain Rohit Sharma, his Mumbai Ranji Trophy teammate Aditya Tare, former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey and new signing Ben Dunk, also an Aussie, all failing to get going.advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Braxton Miller Shows Off His Elite Speed And Explosiveness With Weighted Sled Sprint Drill

first_imgBraxton Miller works out with weight sled.Twitter/@criscarter80We have no idea if Braxton Miller will hit his goal of running a 4.28 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft combine, but he’s definitely doing all he can to get there. Miller is working with fellow Ohio State great and NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter, as well as combine trainer Tony Villani, for his draft prep, and things seem to be going well. They’re gonna be shocked @BraxtonMiller5 training with @TonyVillani_XPE— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) February 11, 2016Miller would beat 99-percent of people in a race, even while dragging a weighted sled behind him. We can’t wait to see where he’s drafted in a few months.last_img